|April 1, 2023|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
They’re back! Pseudolus and his band of zany ancient Romans have taken to the stage again to establish the fact “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
And it really does. That’s according to Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky. But, he notes, it’s taking a while for it to reach the stage, or at least the audience, at the Rialto Playhouse.
Like a whole first act and part of a second. But once it finally gets itself going this Rialto Community Players production is proving that there is still life in the show that has been around for 40 years.
Sokolsky credits much of that to Brad Rosenborough’s portrayal of a Roman slave who comes up with a set of zany schemes to win his freedom. He also singles out Thomik Deverien as his totally confused owner.
Sokolsky says the rest of the cast members take a while to get into the mood and spirit of the show. But once they do they show why this musical comedy has held up so well for so long.
Episode Date: April 24, 2009